Bernie Lefebvre

Destin, FL Captain Bernie Lefebvre

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Get To Know A Native Florida Fishing Guide, Captain Bernie Lefebvre and His Boat

About Captain Bernie

Captain Bernie Lefebvre is a highly respected Destin fishing Charter Captain. He was born here when his father was assigned to the local military base. Since then, he has devoted much of his life to serving the community that gave him such a wonderful start in life.

His love of fishing began when he was just a young boy, as his father took him out to go fishing with friends. This early experience sparked an unwavering passion in Captain LeFebvre that has only grown over time. He started working on commercial vessels in 1984, where he gained expertise in navigating the ocean and catching fish. With years of experience under his belt, Captain Lefebvre has become something of an expert in the field; he now captains his boat from which he takes passengers out for deep-sea fishing trips. His experience began when he was in college, where he worked as a deckhand for a charter boat business owned by his father and a friend. 

He soon became known as one of the top captains in the Destin fishing charter industry due to his mastery of both trolling techniques as well as knowing how to select the best equipment for each situation. His experience also extends beyond tournaments and professional fishing competitions. He routinely takes out recreational anglers on charters where he educates them on different trolling techniques and helps them catch some amazing catches that they'll remember forever!


Offshore Fishing

Captain Bernie Lefebvre's specialty is offshore fishing and deep sea fishing, two of the most popular types of recreational saltwater angling for Destin tourists. 

Offshore fishing takes place far from land, typically between four and twelve miles out. It can offer some of the best chances to catch larger game fish like Marlin or Sailfish as well as a variety of other inshore species like Grouper, Snapper, and Cobia. Deep sea fishing goes even further out beyond twelve miles but offers very similar rewards with large pelagic species like Amberjack or Tuna being plentiful when conditions are right.

Most Suitable Guests:

In addition to appreciating the different levels of knowledge and experience, he also enjoys teaching beginners the techniques that they need to catch fish while still being able to challenge experienced fishers with more complex methods. He relishes being able to pass on his knowledge and share his expertise with anglers who are eager to learn. Captain Bernie is always willing to listen and answer any questions or provide guidance when he can see that someone needs it. 

Most suitable guests for Captain Lefebvre's trips are those who are truly interested in learning more about fishing and want to get out on the water.

Fish Species You Can Expect:

Destin, Florida is the perfect spot for Capt Bernie Lefebvre to troll offshore and catch a variety of fish species. The most commonly caught fish species in this area are Spanish mackerel, mahi-mahi, king mackerel. Also, the waters of Destin Florida are renowned for providing fishermen with excellent catches of Wahoo, Tuna, White Marlin, Sailfish, and Blue Marlin. It’s no surprise that these predatory fish call this area home given its abundance of bait fish. You can expect to find plenty of these fish in the deep sea waters around Destin depending on the season and weather conditions.

The Boat:

Boating enthusiasts will enjoy this 48-foot custom-built vessel, which can comfortably hold up to 15 people. The boat's onboard electronics, including a fishfinder and VHF radio, make it easy to navigate the waters. It has a toilet, flybridge, and ice box—and once you get there, you’ll have plenty of space to move around while trying to land some serious fish.

Set sail and create a lifetime of memories with deep sea fishing in Destin! Book now to take advantage of our limited-time offer and secure an unforgettable experience! 

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Expertise & Attributes

41 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Saltwater Fishing
Live Bait
Deep Sea Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

-Rods, Reels, Tackle

-Lures & Live Bait

-Catch Cleaning & Filleting

-First Mate

-Fishing License

Things to Bring:

-Snacks & Drinks

-Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

-Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses & Hats)

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 3 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.